A new radio astronomy facility has started mapping the universe at very low wavelengths and looking for messages from other civilisations.
A British expedition has discovered the world's deepest undersea volcanic vents, erupting water hot enough to melt lead.
If there really is life on saturn's moon Titan, it's likely to be smelly and explosive, according to astrobiologist William Bains.
An MIT team has managed what amounts to artificial photosynthesis, using a modified virus and sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen atoms.
Thirty million Mexicans could find their cellphones dead this weekend, thanks to a new law that forces phone owners to register their identities.
Surround sound's just so old hat, says MIT, which has developed a system that does the same thing with images on ordinary handheld devices.
NASA has announced its plans for the next few years. With the Constellation program for a manned moon landing axed, the focus will instead be on missions to the International Space Station and flight beyond Earth's orbit.
It's hard to imagine who could possibly want to record 50 TV shows at a time, or store 13 years' worth of programming. But just in case there is anybody out there, SnapStream has decided to oblige.
Venus is still capable of volcanic eruptions, data from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft suggests.
You wait ages for a new human species, and then two come along at once. Hard on the heels of the discovery of a new type of hominin in Siberia, an international team says it's found the closest yet type of australopithecine to modern humans.
ESA's Cryosat-2 ice mission is set for launch today, aiming to give scientists some hard evidence on the state of the world's ice caps.
A British start-up is looking for a half-million-dollar investment to market its new invention - a kettle that tweets you to tell you when it's boiled.
Russian and US physicists have finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40 percent heavier than lead.
More than 100 student teams from around the globe will this weekend take part in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race.
Our entire universe may be located inside a wormhole, part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe.
AOL has decided that it can't afford to run social networking site Bebo anymore, and has announced plans to sell or close it.
A geologist has discovered a link between regular changes in the Earth's orbital cycle and changes in the climate.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a system that allows a car to stay in its lane without human control.
Researchers have proposed a wind power grid linking offshore turbines along the east coast of the US as a way of smoothing out fluctuations in supply.
Astronomers have discovered a planet-like object circling a brown dwarf that appears to have formed much more quickly than was previously thought possible.